Benin Bronze Leopard Vessel

$12,000.00

Product sku AFR331SD21

Description

Authentic large bronze Benin Leopard vessel with lid. Beautiful quality workmanship commishioned b the Obi to celebrate tribal accomplishments in the society. Used to hold water or food offerings on special occasions. Stunning details with two supporting Leopards holding a rounded vessel with arched tails wrapped around sides. Leopards feet are on two headed serpents circling the base. Additional symbolic images circle the top area of the vessel that include everyday and special objects. Removable bronze lid with smaller Leopard with open mouth. Circa 1940's

Dimensions
Length 36 in
Depth 25 in
Height 50 in

Quantity 1 in stock

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